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term. four years ago, president barack obama welcomed the weight of that legacy casting himself as a blank canvas to project our lofty hopes for change and great expectations for the nation. the first item on his agenda, that bright legacy and suggested those hopes were well placed. president obama tried and succeeded where previous democratic presidents tried and failed. he enacted legislation that provided universal health care for all americans. four years after the first inauguration our lofty hopes for what was possible have been dragged back down to earth by the cold hand of reality and a republican dominated house of representatives. this time around, our great expectations may feel like managed expectations. take a look at president obama's second term official portrait. does that look like the face of a man that's lost hope for the future? after losing congressional support for his agenda, president obama urged us to hang on to the high hopes of the 2011 state of the union address. >> we do big things. >> just yesterday, vice president joe biden reminded us that this ad
president obama first came in, and it took us over a year to get u.s. attorneys and u.s. marshals through. this system has to change. the president should be allowed the make these appointments, and the senate, yes, of course, they should look it, but they need to move it quickly, and we need these, and there is diversity in the judges and women in the judge, and our system needs these judges in place. >> yes. this is so important to just point out that as much as we can have a critique of the moment, we have to recognize that the president has been ham strung over and over again be by the senate. and of course, we won't level a critique at the government that we don't level at ourselves, so when we come back, we want to ask about the women in media, and the women covering washington, an an inside look at who has the power. our cabinet picture is pretty darn male, too, when we come back. ♪ got to keep moving on ♪ fly away hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! wow. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... well,
and the issues that president obama will tackle in the next four years. which brings me to thele flowing question, are there any such things as women e's issues? you see traditionally women's issues were defined as policies that emerged from the women's domestic roles as wife and for example in a a bygone era, many thought that they were engaged in not global monetary policies, but then a wholeera of women were engaged with equal rights and reproduction rights, but women are not a class, but they are definitely partisan definition as demonstrate ed d the last election, and we may not have women issues, but we expect the women officeholders to shoulder the responsibility for these issues, whatever they are, get addressed and with the record number of women serving in congress, will will it change the way that congress works on issues or the issues it works on? jo joining me is amy awe cook author of the "cook report," and cath lynn srirock president of emily's list. and you work to get more women elected. is that because you believe that women govern differently? >> yes, we sure do. and emily's li
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